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German 'Stiftung Warentest' issued a report on bamboo cups

Bamboo articles such as mugs, plates, bowls are hot topics nowadays, both in retail and trade and at market surveillance authorities.

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Your competition is using ProductIP so they...

They are no longer using the internet to monitor changes, spreadsheets to log them all, e-mail to collect compliance evidence, some server to…

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REACH after Brexit, Are you prepared?

After a hard #Brexit, REACH (reg. 1907/2006) will no longer apply in the UK, and this has consequences.

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Can you still import from the UK?

What happens after a no-deal Brexit?

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AliExpress, Amazon, eBay signed a Product Safety Pledge

AliExpress, Amazon, eBay and Rakuten France, signed a Product Safety Pledge with the EU commission in June 2018.

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POP, PBT, vPvB. Too many abbreviations?

Maybe so but if you deal with bringing consumer goods to the European market these should ring a bell. Like you got used to FOB, CIF, LC in other…

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Yesterday, July 22nd, was RoHS day.

Yesterday, July 22nd, was RoHS day.

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The April Recall Summary

A monthly focus on some of the hot topics in non-food consumer product recalls as listed on the EU websites Safety Gate and RASFF as well as…

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Market seems not ready for RoHS transition

Looking at the questions that we received during the last weeks we concluded that the topic is underestimated.

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New EU regulation sends shockwave through retail and trade

The EU commission has announced a new regulation on market surveillance that will forever change the way economic operators who are involved…

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The Februari Recall Summary

A monthly focus on some of the hot topics in non-food consumer product recalls as listed on the EU websites Safety Gate and RASFF as well as…

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Majority e-commerce sites show irregularities

60% of 560 e-commerce sites show irregularities with EU consumer rules. These kinds of issues turn a company into low hanging fruit for market…

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Brexit Guide for Retail and Trade

#Brexit will change roles in the supply chain for retail and trade and as a result, other entities become responsible for demonstrating product…

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Six new substances added to the SVHC candidate List

The REACH Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now contains 197 substances. ECHA, the European Chemical Agency, has added…

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This week's EU Rapex top five recall notifications

A top 5 of product recall as found on the weekly EU Safety Gate overview (previously known as Rapex).

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Vacuum cleaners energy labelling annulled effective immediately

The objective of the energy consumption legislation is to reflect the performance “during use”. The efficiency of vacuum cleaners is measured…

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Breaking news: Luminaires excluded from the EPREL database

EU energy labels help consumers choose energy efficient products. Dealers are therefore obliged to advertise their products with a visible energy…

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The December Recall Summary

A monthly focus on some of the hot topics in non-food consumer product recalls as listed on the EU websites RAPEX and RASFF as well as the US…

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How Do You Deal With: Toys

You do not want your product be potential harmful for children. Recalls are expensive and can be disastrous for your reputation. You do not want…

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How Do You Deal With: Food Contact Products

Is the German LFGB the most stringent Food Contact legislation in Europe?

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How Do You Deal With: Plastic

Around 280 billion kilos of plastic is produced every year on this planet! Most of our consumer products are made of and/or packaged in plastic. What…

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The November Recall Summary

Looking back at last months recalls of non-food consumer goods as listed on the EU websites RAPEX and RASFF as well as the US website of CPSC.

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The October Recall Summary

Looking back at last months recalls of non-food consumer goods as listed on the EU websites RAPEX and RASFF as well as the US website of CPSC.

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Majority LED Floodlights non-compliant

The traditional halogen lamp based floodlight has practically completely been replaced by models using LED technology. The European Market Surveillance…

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Amazon traders

European Commission published three new regulations that will significantly affect companies and individuals who sell consumer products to European…

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Flaw in list of Harmonised European Standards

Is there a flaw in the list of Harmonised European Standards under the new EMC Directive 2014/30/EU? It seems there is.

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